Some jobs are more dangerous than others. Generally, professions such as construction, fishing, agriculture, warehousing, landscapers are considered high-risk, but the most common cause of on-job-fatalities is actually driving. This includes the millions of workers...
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Despite fluctuations, on-the-job fatalities remain consistent
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Jul 7, 2020 | Wrongful Death
There are fluctuations in any statistics that you collect, whether you're looking at three years of data or 100 years. You can still see the big picture, though, which helps to determine if the statistics are trending in a positive or negative direction -- or if...
What percentage of fatal accidents happen in construction?
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Apr 17, 2020 | Wrongful Death
You know that construction has a reputation for being the most dangerous industry since it leads to the most worker deaths every year. That does not mean the highest fatality rate, but, owing to the massive size of the industry, simply the highest totals at the end of...
OSHA significantly increases safety compliance inspections
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Dec 14, 2019 | Wrongful Death
In an effort to keep America's workforce safe, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has increased the number of workplace inspections and compliance assistance. In 2019, the agency has performed more inspections than the previous three years, bringing the...
Potential legal options after a work-related death occurs
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Nov 27, 2019 | Wrongful Death
Everyone in Ohio expects to come home safe from work each day. That is why when a death occurs at the workplace, the shock for loved ones left behind can be substantial. Such an incident is oftentimes nothing short of a catastrophe for surviving family members, both...
What damages are available in a wrongful death claim?
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Oct 17, 2019 | Wrongful Death
Our readers may have seen a previous post here that discussed the basic elements of a wrongful death claim. Proving damages is one of the essential elements of such a claim. But, what damages are available when Ohio residents are successful in pursuing a wrongful...
What are the basics of a wrongful death claim?
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Sep 5, 2019 | Wrongful Death
An unfortunate reality of the American workforce is that many jobs are inherently dangerous. If a death occurs on the job, the surviving family members of the worker will likely be considering their legal options. That is when a wrongful death claim may come into...
Wrongful death claims and the “discovery rule”
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Jul 25, 2019 | Wrongful Death
According to Ohio laws, the time limit for filing a wrongful death claim, other than those claims that arise out of a faulty or dangerous product, is two years from the date of the victim's death. However, for cases in which those two years have passed, there remains...
Wrongful death claims: Eligible claimants and available damages
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Jun 13, 2019 | Wrongful Death
The loss of a loved one is always difficult to cope with. Matters can get worse if that death is due to the negligence of someone else. In those cases, the kin of the deceased not only have to deal with the emotional loss but also the financial loss that accompany an...
Victim’s kin claim $20 million for fatal construction accident
On Behalf of Philip Fulton | Apr 11, 2019 | Wrongful Death
A workplace fatality can wreak havoc in the life of a victim's family. Not only does that family suffer a loss of income but they must also encounter various other financial and emotional challenges in their everyday lives, which can sometimes continue for a very long...
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